The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) comes under the administrative branch of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The Enterprises and Corporations result area is responsible for the Trade Register and enterprise mortgages, as well as affairs relating to the Register of Associations, the Register of Religious Communities and the Register of Foundations. The Patents and Trademarks result area is in charge of patents, utility models and layout-designs of integrated circuits, as well as trademarks and design rights.

Management Group



  • Mr Antti Riivari, Director General

Vice Chair

  • Mr Eero Mantere, Deputy Director General

Ordinary members

  • Ms Liisa Räsänen, Director
  • Mr Jorma Hanski, Director
  • Ms Riikka Harjula, Director
  • Ms Anna Lauttamus-Kauppila, Director
  • Ms Sari Kuisma-Kari, ICT Development Director
  • Mr Pekka Heikkinen, Head of Finance
  • Ms Nina Haavisto, Head of Human Resources
  • Mr Sakari Karstu, CTO

Deputy members

  • Mr Lalli Knuutila, Head of Registration (Räsänen)
  • Mr Jani Päiväsaari, Head of Division (Hanski)
  • Ms Maria Koivusalo, Head of Quality Assurance (Harjula)
  • Ms Kirsi Lahtinen, Head of Customer and Information Services (Lauttamus-Kauppila)


  • Ms Tuula Hirvonen, Secretary to Director General
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Latest update 24.07.2018